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Tanah Merah Country Club

Xilin Avenue,

Singapore 486798

  • Office

    +65 6542 4256
  • Pro shop

    +65 6542 3040
  • Fax

    +65 6542 4257

About the course

  • The Course:

    18/21 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Urban environment and woodland.

  • Designer:

    Original design by Max Wexler. Later improvements by Chris Pitman (1994) and Phil Jacobs (2018).
Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Metres
6887
6008
5353
Par
72
71.3
72
SSS or slope
76.1
71.3
73.9

At the same location:

Above distances are for the Tampines course. Also at Tanah Merah is the 18-hole Garden course (par-71; 5892 m; rating 71.4).

Location

Latitude:

1.327569

Longitude:

103.971235

How to get there:

15 km E of Singapore centre (Raffles Hotel area).

Take the East Coast Parkway (ECP) heading east from downtown Singapore. Take exit 2B (Tampines) and head north on Xilin Ave. After o.4 km golf entrance is on your right.

Tanah Merah Country Club (Tampines course)

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.

Est. 1988

Tanah Merah Country Club (Tampines course): Here at Tanah Merah, you will find two of Singapore's finest championship golf layouts, the Tampines course and the Garden course (formerly for members and their guests only). Both are classy, excellently presented parkland layouts, where many tree-lined fairways, rocky-fronted water hazards and strategic bunkering combine to create a golfing oasis - par excellence.

Originally referred to as the "West course", the Tampines was created from essentially flat terrain, with earthmounding and a fine array of trees giving each hole its own individual character. Where the tree-line gets a bit tight, the need for accurate driving is added to an ever-present demand for good course management.

It is on the more open back-nine of the Tampines that attractive small lakes come menacingly into play. The closing four holes of the inward nine will severely test your nerve near water, with the 16th an intimidating island-green par-3.

Like its near neighbour, Laguna National G&CC, Tanah Merah is located in relatively close proximity to Singapore's Changi Airport. Some noise intrusions are perhaps inevitable, but should not detract from the enjoyment of playing on Tanah Merah's excellent courses.
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Visitors

Who can play and when?

Private club; visitors welcome on weekdays; no visitors at weekends.

Must book in advance. Handicap required.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes: weekday tourist golf package S$278 (weekdays only).
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2020].

Other information

Golf carts compulsory. Caddies available.

Practice facilities

Good

Did you know?

Tanah Merah, meaning "red earth", has hosted several major competitions, on both the Tampines and Garden courses, including Asian Tour events, co-sanctioned European Tour events and women's professional tour events (see our Tournaments section >by Venue >Tanah Merah).

The clubhouse and sports facilities at Tanah Merah are top-class, and include swimming pools, tennis and squash courts, fitness centre, pool, table tennis, basketball and excellent restaurants offering many varieties of cuisine.

Published ranking

2020 Golf Digest rating: 3rd best course in Singapore.

Where2Stay

  • Changi Village Hotel4-star

    1 Netheravon Road, Changi, Singapore 508502

    +65 6379 7111

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    Modern, comfortable and very well run hotel located in Changi village, on the eastern side of Singapore. Approx 20 km from downtown Singapore.
    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Tanah Merah; Laguna National; National Service Resort.

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Seletar; Orchid; Sembawang; Singapore Island; Marina Bay.

  • Raffles Hotel5-star

    1 Beach Road, Singapore 189673

    +65 6337 1886

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    The wonderful and legendary Raffles Hotel of Singapore. Starting from its humble "Beach House" beginnings in 1887, declared a national monument in 1987, the hotel was restored and reopened in 1991. Today Raffles Hotel stands as a jewel in the crown of Singapore's hospitality industry, renowned and loved for its inimitable style and unsurpassed excellence in service and facilities. Excellent restaurants and bars are plentiful. Be sure to visit the Long Bar - home of the world famous cocktail, the Singapore Sling.
    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Keppel; Marina Bay; Sentosa; Singapore Island.

    • Golf within 30 km:

      All other golf clubs in Singapore.

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